9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
5th European Biobanking and Biorepositories
Holiday Inn Munich City Center
Hochstrasse 3
Munich, Germany
http://www.informa-ls.com/biobank
5th European Biobanking and Biorepositories
Informa Life Sciences 
http://www.informa-ls.com/biobank
Holiday Inn Munich City Center
Hochstrasse 3
Munich
Germany

Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008
08:00:00 Coffee and Registration
08:25:00 Opening remarks from the Chair
08:30:00 Keynote Presentation: European Commission Harmonisation Updates on Biobanking Caroline , Trouet
09:00:00 Biobanking in the USA and NCI updates Jim , Vaught
09:30:00 Impending Standards of practice in France and Biobanking regulations Céline Druez-Vérité
10:00:00 Morning Networking Session and Coffee Break
10:30:00 Spotlight session
11:00:00 Best practices in China
11:30:00 Forthcoming regulations for harmonisation in Belgium Marc , Martens
12:00:00 DISCUSSION:Worldwide international harmonisation: Myth or reality? DISCUSSION
12:30:00 Networking Lunch and Technology Showcase
14:00:00 Implementing the new French regulations into industry best practice CASE STUDY: Anne Bahr
14:40:00 Successfully framing ethical consent for industry research samples
15:20:00 Afternoon Networking Session and Tea Break
15:50:00 Spotlight Session
16:20:00 Industry perspectives on sample coding CASE STUDY: Nadine , Cohen, Amelia , Wall Warner
16:50:00 One rule to bind them: One consent form to rule them all DISCUSSION: Anne Bahr, Jim , Vaught
17:25:00 Closing remarks from the Chair
17:30:00 Close of Day One
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
08:00:00 CASE STUDIES DAY
08:00:00 Coffee and Registration
08:25:00 Opening remarks from the Chair
08:30:00 The World’s Most Efficient Biobank Keynote Presentation: Steve Walker,
09:10:00 Spotlight Session
09:40:00 Developing a robust IT system for sample management: Establish the ideal in-house data transfer system CASE STUDY: Ashley Hayes,
10:20:00 Morning Networking Session and Coffee Break
10:50:00 Successful biobanking for pharmaceutical pre-clinical research samples CASE STUDY: Arndt Schmitz,
11:30:00 What’s new with LabWare LIMS at the Karolinska Institute’s Biobank Anna Beskow,
12:00:00 Lessons from Orion Pharma: A small company perspective on biobanking CASE STUDY: Amir , Snapir
12:40:00 Networking Lunch and Technology Showcase
14:00:00 Benchmark standards in research sample management CASE STUDY:
14:30:00 Utilising old samples for new research
15:00:00 Standardised & compliant biobanking: Real-time information sharing across national and global biobanks Graham Wilson,
15:30:00 Afternoon Networking Session and Tea Break
15:50:00 Implementing a successful sample tracking system: Practices from Millennium Pharmaceuticals CASE STUDY: Erik Koenig,
16:30:00 Global implementation of biobanking practical standards DISCUSSION:
16:55:00 Closing remarks from the Chair
17:00:00 Close of Conference
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